Professor of Biophysics & Nuclear Medicine (PU-PH 1st class)
Head of the INSERM Unit836/6 Rayonnement Synchrotron et Recherche Médicale RSRM / ID17-ESRF-38043 GRENOBLE and Grenoble Institut of Neurosciences
Master in Pure Mathematics, University Paul Sabatier - Toulouse 1979
Medical Doctor (specialist Medical Research), 1993
Biomedical Engineering PhD, University Joseph Fourier - Grenoble 1993
Accreditation to lead research 1999
MR spectroscopy (proton and phosphorus) and medical imaging started in 1993
Biomedical and medical applications of synchrotron radiation started in 1996
Coordinator of the Master Engineering for Health and Pharmaceutics (Université Joseph Fourier)
Biophysics, Numerical Imaging and Signal Processing Signal in Medicine university Numerical Imaging and Signal Processing Signal in Biomedical Engineering Masters , MRI and Synchrotron Radiation Computed Tomography in School of Engineers l’École Nationale Supérieure de Physique de Grenoble (ENSPG)
Acquisition, processing and analyze of proton and phosphorus MR spectroscopy scans in different clinical research protocols. Management of the MR spectroscopy activity
Administrative Activities and scientific coordination
Scientific and administrative heading of the Équipe d’Accueil RSRM
Head of the INSERM U647 RSRM (Rayonnement Synchrotron et Recherche Médicale)
Head of the Team 6 of the INSERM unit 836
Co-chairman with Dr W. Thomlinson of the international workshop : Medical Applications of Synchrotron Radiation (March 1-3 2001) in Grenoble MASR2001. Member of the MASR2004-Trieste board. Member of the MASR2007-Sakatoon board, MASR2010-Melbourne board and MASR2012-Shangaï board
Member of review panels for different research institutions and councils, universities or national research agencies, governments, in France, UK, Australia, Canada.
Member of the GP MED, expert group of the Autorité de Sûreté Nucléaire.
Peer review activity for journals (Phys Med Biol, J Synchro Radiation, Int J Rad Oncol Biol Phys, J Comp Ass Tomo, …)
Our work was to contribute to the clinical transfer of investigation tools such as MR spectroscopy or synchrotron radiation, both from the world of physics research have become important in brain tumor pathology and generally in clinical research. The use for Medical Research of the advanced technologies sounds to be relevant to the interface Medicine - Physics. We have contributed to the construction and development of medical applications of synchrotron radiation, this tool is now internationally developed. Many lines dedicated to medical research applications of synchrotron radiation are planned or under construction (Japan, Australia, Canada, China...) and the Grenoble route is regularly cited as an example. We believe that we have significantly helped the establishment of an effective interface between Physics and Medicine who has achieved in few years the reputation and critical mass to be a scientific and medical community dedicated to medical research around exceptional tools. The tool "per se" can not set itself up as science, its optimal use for biomedical research and medicine, is clearly the main goal that we will continue in the future as we did it in the past.
All our range of training courses and our research work pre-clinical and clinical course is a research-oriented medical carreer. We will continue to invest in these activities through our university hospital and team manager position in a research center.